Garima Kakkar

Citrus Agents

 

Garima Kakkar



Bio

Garima Kakkar has been a part of University of Florida/IFAS since 2008 when she started her master's degree program on integrated management of horticultural pests at the TREC-University of Florida in Homestead. Her research was focused on invasive whitefly and thrips management on several important vegetable crops including beans, cucumber, pepper, squash, and tomatoes grown in Miami-Dade area. On completion of MS program, she proceeded with her doctoral research at FLREC, UF focused on the management of Formosan subterranean termites. During her brief Post-doctoral research period at USHRL, Ft. Pierce, she honed her skills on vector-mediated plant diseases of tomatoes and beans in South Florida. Currently, she is stationed at St. Lucie UF/IFAS extension office and her primary responsibility is to help citrus growers in Indian river and St. Lucie counties.

Publications

Book Chapter (Invited):

  1. Kumar V., G. Kakkar, C. L. McKenzie, D. R. Seal and L. Osborne. 2013. An Overview of Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Biology, Distribution and Management.pp. 53-77. In Solenski S, Larramendy M (eds.). Weed and Pest Control - Conventional and New Challenges. Intech. Rijeka, Croatia.

Refereed

  1. Kakkar G., T. Chouvenc, N-Y. Su. 2016. Determining molting incidence in Formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: 1 Rhinotermitidae) by post-ecdysis sclerotization. Journal of Economic Entomology (In Press)
  2. Kakkar G., V. Kumar, D.R. Seal, O. E. Liburd, P. Stansly. 2016. Predation by Neoseiulus cucumeris and Amblyseius swirskii on Thrips palmi and Frankliniella schultzei on cucumber. Biological Control. 92: 85-91.
  3. Seal D.R., V. Kumar, G. Kakkar. 2014. Management strategy for control of Frankliniella schultzei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in tomato: a principal vector of Groundnut Ring Spot Virus. Florida Entomologist. 97: 374-383.
  4. Kumar V., G. Kakkar, D.R. Seal, C.L. McKenzie, J. Colee, L. Osborne. 2014. Temporal and spatial distribution of an invasive thrips species Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Crop Protection. 55: 80-90.
  5. Seal D.R., V. Kumar, G. Kakkar, S.C. Mello. 2013. Population abundance of adventive Thrips palmi (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in Florida during the first sixteen years. Florida Entomologist.96: 789-796.
  6. Kakkar G., V. Kumar, T. Nyoike, P. Bardunias. 2013. Traditional breeding programs for host plant resistance to insects are more productive and effective than transgenic programs. American Entomologist 59 (5): 222-228.
  7. Kakkar G., D.R. Seal, P. Stansly, O.E. Liburd, V. Kumar. 2012. Abundance of Frankliniella schultzei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in flowers on major vegetable crops of south Florida. Florida Entomologist. 95: 465-472.
  8. Kakkar G., D.R. Seal, V. Kumar. 2012. Assessing abundance and distribution of an invasive thrips Frankliniella schultzei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in South Florida. Bulletin of Entomological Research.102: 249-259.
  9. Kumar V., D.R. Seal, G. Kakkar, C.L. McKenzie, L, Osborne. 2012. New tropical fruit hosts of Scirtothrips dorsalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and its relative abundance on them in south Florida. Florida Entomologist. 95: 205-207.
  10. Kumar V., D.R. Seal, D.J. Schuster, G. Kakkar. 2010. Morphometric Analysis of Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Pertaining to Different Geographical Regions of World. Journal of Insect Science. 10: 166.
  11. Kumar. R., C. Devakumar, D. Kumar, P. Pannerselvam, G. Kakkar, T. Arivalagan. 2008. Influence of Edaphic Factors on the Mineralization of Neem Oil Coated Urea in Four Indian Soils. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56: 10183-10191.
  12. Kumar, R., C. Devakumar, V. Sharma, G. Kakkar, P. Pannerselvam, D. Kumar. 2007. Influence of physico-chemical Parameter of Neem (Azadirachta indica A Juss) Oils on Nitrification Inhibition in soil. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55: 1389-1393.

UF-IFAS Extension Publications

1. Kakkar, G., C. McKenzie, V. Kumar, L. Osborne. 2016. Neoseiulus cucumeris, online publication. Featured Creatures. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Department of Plant Industry, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/BENEFICIAL/Neoseiulus_cucumeris.htm

2. Dogramaci, M., G. Kakkar, V. Kumar, J. Chen, S. Arthurs. 2013. Amblyseius swirskii, online publication. Featured Creatures. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Department of Plant Industry, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/BENEFICIAL/swirksi_mite.htm

3. Kakkar, G., D. R. Seal, V. Kumar. 2010. Frankliniella schultzei, online publication. Featured Creatures. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Department of Plant Industry, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/thrips/common_blossom_thrips.htm

4. Kumar, V., D. R. Seal, G. Kakkar. 2009. Chilli thrips, online publication. Featured Creatures. Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Department of Plant Industry, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/thrips/chilli_thrips.htm